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  • Murkowski doesn’t rule out leaving GOP

    03/24/2024 7:42:09 PM PDT · by RandFan · 39 replies
    The Hill; ^ | 03/24/24 1:11 PM ET | BY MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) suggested she is not ruling out leaving the GOP, pointing to its shift toward former President Trump. “I wish that as Republicans, we had a nominee that I could get behind. I certainly can’t get behind Donald Trump,” she said in an interview on “Inside Politics With Manu Raju.” When asked if she is considering an independent run, the Alaska lawmaker kept her cards close to her chest, telling Raju, “Oh, I think I’m very independent-minded. I just regret that our party is seemingly becoming a party of Trump.”
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski signals openness to leaving the GOP

    03/24/2024 5:20:27 PM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3-24-2024 | SUMMER CONCEPCION AND ALI VITALI
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, signaled that she would be open to leaving the Republican Party.
  • RINO Lisa Murkowski Threatens to Leave GOP Over Trump: ‘I’m Very Independent Minded’

    03/24/2024 11:36:00 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 6 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 24 March 2024 | Ben Kew
    Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has threatened to leave the Republican Party over the nomination of Donald Trump. Murkowski, who has long sought to undermine Trump and the wider conservative agenda, bemoaned the fact that he was once again the party’s nominee. “I wish that as Republicans, we had … a nominee that I could get behind,” Murkowski said in an interview with CNN. “I certainly can’t get behind Donald Trump.”
  • RINO Lisa Murkowski Threatens to Leave GOP Over Trump: ‘I’m Very Independent Minded’

    03/24/2024 8:38:02 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 165 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/24/24 | Ben Kew
    Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has threatened to leave the Republican Party over the nomination of Donald Trump. Murkowski, who has long sought to undermine Trump and the wider conservative agenda, bemoaned the fact that he was once again the party’s nominee. “I wish that as Republicans, we had … a nominee that I could get behind,” Murkowski said in an interview with CNN. “I certainly can’t get behind Donald Trump.”
  • DeSantis Looks Around After Candidates Asked if They Would Support Trump if ‘Convicted in Court of Law’

    08/24/2023 10:51:57 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 23, 2023 | Hannah Bleau
    Republican candidates revealed Wednesday night if they would support former President Donald Trump if he were “convicted in a court of law,” with some delaying raising their hand — including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who looked around first — Anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy was the first candidate to raise his hand, followed by several others including former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum — an action which prompted cheers. DeSantis could be seen glancing over toward Ramaswamy’s side of the debate stage and proceeded to raise his hand after four...
  • North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declares ‘state of emergency’ over school choice bill

    05/23/2023 11:11:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2023 | Lindsay Kornick, Fox News
    Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a “state of emergency” on Monday in an attempt to stop the state legislature from passing a school choice bill. Cooper released a video announcement in which he declared a state of emergency, arguing that the state of public education is “no less important” than other emergencies. “It’s time to declare a state of emergency for public education in North Carolina. There’s no executive order like with a hurricane or the pandemic, but it’s no less important,” Cooper said. He continued, “It’s clear that the Republican legislature is aiming to choke the life...
  • 'WORST CASE SCENARIO' Pelosi could become ‘Franz Ferdinand’ figure that sparks potential WW3 if China harms her on Taiwan trip, experts warn

    08/02/2022 7:50:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 73 replies
    The Sun ^ | Chris Bradford
    Nancy Pelosi could become the 'Franz Ferdinand' figure in a potential World War 3 if she’s harmed by the Chinese military on her trip to Taiwan, experts warn.
  • CHINA FIRST: Biden-Linked CCP Oil Firm Hits Record Production Amidst Keystone Pipeline Cancellation.

    10/11/2021 7:51:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 10/11/2021 | Natalie Winters
    Increasing evidence suggests Joe Biden is running the American government for the benefit of the Chinese Communist Party.A Chinese state-run oil and gas company linked to the son of the President of the United States, Hunter Biden, hit record levels of production amidst President Biden’s decision to halt the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Sinopec, also known as China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, is a Chinese Communist regime-controlled oil and gas enterprise. Its “fully-owned subsidiary” Sinopec Marketing Company enjoyed nearly $1 billion in investment from Hunter Biden’s private equity firm BHR Partners.Finalized in March 2015, the investments from the...
  • Tom Cotton calls on Trump to concede, 'quit misleading the American people'

    01/06/2021 6:17:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 191 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 01/06/21 | JORDAN WILLIAMS
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called on President Trump to concede his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, saying he should "quit misleading" the American people. “It’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and repudiate mob violence,” Cotton said in a statement Wednesday evening. “And the senators and representatives who fanned the flames by encouraging the president and leading their supporters to believe that their objections could reverse the election results should withdraw those objections,” he continued. The remarks from Cotton, a key Trump ally, came hours after a mob...
  • Death of a Patriot

    08/28/2018 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    John McCain's exit from life and politics has commentators of all sorts falling into interpretive contortions. "I opposed him, but..." "I liked him in spite of..." It was McCain's gift, springing from personality and life experiences, to antagonize and enrapture, to confound and excite, often at the very same moment. He was neither wholly one thing nor entirely another: neither hardline "conservative" nor "establishment" dupe; neither the selfless public servant incarnate nor the loosey-goosey adherent to some individualistic code. I admired and twice voted for the man. Even in not-infrequent moments of disagreement, I took care to cut him some...
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

    02/26/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 118 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to write. I had naively hoped that this election cycle, I would be treated to a substantive contest between a spate of highly accomplished two-term conservative governors, and Senators of great rhetorical skill acting as the ideological conscience of the bunch. As the primary wore on through the summer of 2015, it became clear that the GOP electorate was not interested in governors of accomplishment, but I still had hope for a final contest between two of my favorite Senators: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I hoped to...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz Demolishes Marco Rubio For Breaking Promise He Made To Voters Against Amnesty

    12/14/2015 7:08:09 PM PST · by VinL · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% smashed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79%, one of his 2016 GOP presidential rivals, for breaking his promise to the voters who elected him that he would not support amnesty for illegal aliens. The aggressive comments from Cruz about came during the last part of his lengthy exclusive interview with Breitbart News in his Greenville campaign office here last Monday. They represent one of the most unreported stories in the 2016 presidential cycle: Rubio's work on not just the "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill, but now the recently discovered unlimited mass Muslim migration provisions in his so...
  • Does Marco Rubio Actually Want to Win?

    12/14/2015 5:48:35 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 23 replies
    Bold ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Instead of trying to grind out a victory by criss-crossing Iowa or New Hampshire the way that underfunded candidates like Rick Santorum managed to do in 2012, the Rubio campaign has explicitly said that it’s relying upon the media to carry the candidate’s message. That may seem ludicrous for a Republican to say, however, that actually appears to be the case as National Review reported as long ago as April. Besides trying to get the senator booked on as many shows as possible (a desire he shares in common with Donald Trump and any other breathing politician), Rubio’s team appears...
  • LEVERAGE: Why Karl Rove and Jeb Bush Don’t Fear Marco Rubio a Bit

    12/05/2015 7:48:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | December 5, 2015
    Tossed over the transom by an anonymous (and very reputable) source: Do you know who the woman on the left is? Her name is Jill Kelley. She's from Tampa. Do you remember the Petraeus story and Paula Broadwell emailing the "other woman"? In 2012, Kelley, a Florida socialite with connections to diplomatic and military circles, issued a complaint to the FBI in May 2012 over a series of anonymous stalking e-mails she had received. The threatening emails were traced to Paula Broadwell, the biographer that had an affair with General David Petraeus. Kelley became a focus of media coverage when...
  • Jeb Bush's Team Tries to Soothe Donor Concerns (Tons of donor no-shows at today's Miami meeting)

    12/05/2015 2:06:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/5/15 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Jeb Bush's backers have watched as Mr. Bush debuted his White House bid amid chatter of inevitability, then plummeted in polls. They have seen him bungle a debate performance, losing a pivotal exchange to his one-time protege, Senator Marco Rubio. And they have observed as Mr. Bush, in small towns and big cities, has proved a much less gifted campaigner than they ever anticipated. So on Saturday, as many of the Bush faithful descended on the Biltmore Hotel near Miami to hear from Mr. Bush and his team, his aides tried to put their most optimistic spin on a campaign...
  • An Insane Proposal, Allegedly Aiming to Help Jeb Bush (Mike Murphy is desperate)

    12/05/2015 1:36:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/15 | JIM GERAGHTY
    Let's hope the unnamed source in this Politico story has no idea what he's talking about: Mike Murphy, the Los Angeles-based ad man running Bush's Right to Rise super PAC, isn't about to leave the $75 million left in the group's bank account unspent and is readying a 15-minute biographical film about Bush. According to another source close to Right to Rise, Murphy has been floating another tactical shift to potential supporters, suggesting that he might spend the bulk of the $75 million to carpet bomb Rubio, Cruz, Carson, Christie-everyone but Trump. The thinking: making the race into a binary...
  • When Jeb Bush Goes Down, He’s Taking The Rest Of The GOP Field With Him

    12/04/2015 6:05:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 99 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | December 4
    When Jeb Bush goes down, he’s taking the rest of the GOP field with him (except Donald Trump).That, at least, is what will happen if Mike Murphy, the head of Bush’s super PAC Right to Rise, gets his way. Right to Rise has $75 million in the bank, and Murphy’s not going to let it go to waste, according to Politico: According to another source close to Right to Rise, Murphy has been floating another tactical shift to potential supporters, suggesting that he might spend the bulk of the $75 million to carpet bomb Rubio, Cruz, Carson, Christie—everyone but Trump....
  • Marco Rubio 'Mistress Bomb' About to Detonate - Sources

    12/04/2015 5:51:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 128 replies
    legitgov.org ^ | December 4
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is about to be rocked by a "mistress bomb," multiple sources familiar with the allegation tell FITS. In fact, we're told this explosive rumor could detonate in wide circulation within the next forty-eight hours. "There is a decent chance you are about to see this picture all over the place," one of our sources said, directing us to the corporate webpage of a female Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Details of the forthcoming scandal are not yet clear, although the allegation involving Rubio and the female lobbyist is reportedly being leaked to "multiple mainstream media outlets" this week.All...
  • At 3% in the polls, Jeb Bush in free-fall

    12/04/2015 3:48:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/4/15 | Nia-Malika Henderson and Ashley Killough,
    Jeb Bush has tried everything. His campaign allies have blanketed the airwaves with almost $30 million in ads. Aiming to shake the "low-energy" tag and prove his toughness, Bush hit Donald Trump as a carnival barker unfit for the serious job of being President. He attacked Sen. Marco Rubio, suggesting his former protege was a dilettante in a hurry. He cut staff, hired a debate coach, and pledged that "Jeb Can Fix It." Bush is now polling at 3% -- and dropping. The 3% figure puts Bush in sixth place in the national GOP race, according to the CNN/ORC poll...
  • Karl Rove connects Carson to big donors

    11/28/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Republican strategist Karl Rove arranged a meeting between fundraisers for GOP candidate Ben Carson and casino tycoon Steve Wynn, Bloomberg reports. Wynn is a sometimes-business competitor of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whose campaign is viewing the meeting as an attempt by the GOP establishment to help Carson topple his chief rival in the primary race. "Karl Rove is at the center of the GOP establishment — fearful of what real leadership in Washington D.C. will accomplish," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Bloomberg in a statement. "Mr. Trump continues to expose the all-talk, no action politicians propped up their dark...